Welcome to Roots Community School

The Roots Community School offers an educational choice in the Lake Chelan Valley that inspires a passion for learning through theme-based experiential learning in an environment where academics, community responsibility and life skills occur simultaneously and seamlessly. Roots Community School is an independent school located in Chelan, Washington. We enroll students in kinder through the fifth grade.

Scholarship Information

A Private Foundation is generously making available two $2500 scholarships for students attending Roots Community School in 2018. One Scholarship is designated for a K-2 student, the other is open to all students but preference will be given to a K-2 student. These scholarships will be based primarily on financial need, but also chosen based on essays submitted from families. If you believe your resources are not sufficient to meet the total costs of your student’s education at Roots Community School, you are encouraged to apply. Click here for more information!

What's Happening

Roots Community School Participates in the ChelanMan Multisport Weekend

Lake Chelan Multisport Foundation is a nonprofit organization in the Chelan Valley that hosts a weekend of triathlons and running events each summer. All the profits from the weekend are donated to local youth programs and Roots Community School was one recipient of grant money from the Multisport Foundation. Roots will use this grant money to purchase equipment for a physical education program, promote  health/wellness in our student body and promote a lifelong love of sport/activity. As a grant recipient, Roots was invited to volunteer at the ChelanMan. Volunteer Coordinator Tara had the idea to place the Roots kids and parents at the finish line on Saturday to award medallions to race finishers. It was an early morning, but the kids had a great time, and from the look on many athletes faces, they  enjoyed the smiling kids at the finish line as well.

Invent Washington

Roots Community recently traveled to Spokane to take part in Invent Washington. Invent Washington is an organization that gives students the opportunity to become an inventor and entrepreneur while allowing creativity to guide each child. All students had to think of a problem in someone’s life and then come up with a solution. It was exciting to watch the students problem solve and then build prototypes of their actual inventions . They also had to create a display board showing their entire process all while journaling and keeping a log of their progress.  Invent Washington allowed each student to be an inventor, a problem solver and a writer!  7 out of our 15 students who entered placed either first, second or third in their respective categories.CONGRATULATIONS to everyone on your planning, hardwork, and innovativeness!! A huge thanks to Sherry Palmiter of “Just Make Stuff” in Chelan for all of her time, creativity, knowledge and energy in making this event possible for our students!

You can still enroll in our kindergarten class. Call now to find out more!

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Save the Date

A Year With Frog and Toad the musical!

Roots students proudly performed A Year With Frog and Toad the musical in May. All students participated and it was a smashing success! A very special thank you to CherylAnn Crego for helping our students put on a performance they will never forget. Please stay tuned to find out more on next year’s production.

Annual Fund

Roots School held its first Annual Fund on 4/28. It was a great success. So far we have raised over $14,000! This “Day of Giving” offers financial support for scholarships, investments in new equipment, and special educational programs.  The event was held at Tunnel Hill Winery and featured musical and academic performances by Roots students as well as addresses from the Roots leadership team.  Thank you so much to all of our donors and fundraising team for making this day possible!

Missed the day, but still want to give? Click on the donate now button below or contact us for more information on how you can help!

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At Roots Community School, we think our school and students should take an active part in our community. We encourage and provide many opportunities for our students to make a difference.

We encourage our students to help and support one another in our school community. Older students read to and help younger students, and all students work together to create a positive environment.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Roots Community School complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, handicap or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.